Tag: courts

Who Is an Employee Under the FLSA? Not NCAA Athletes, According to the 7th Circuit

Recently, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—affirmed an Indiana court’s decision to dismiss a case filed by former student athletes at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) against the NCAA. The student athletes alleged they were employees who were entitled to minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


Appeals Court Expands Definition of ‘Joint Employer’ in Wage Claims

Employers in several states are facing a new definition of “joint employment” under federal wage and hour law. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has adopted a broad test for determining whether two employers are jointly liable for back pay and damages in those claims, making it easier for workers to show a joint […]

EEOC’s Position on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Yesterday we looked at how the 7th U.S. Circuit Court begrudgingly decided that banning sexual orientation discrimination isn’t guaranteed by law. Today we’ll take a look at how the EEOC looks at the same issue. EEOC’s Position The Hively court also said it was noteworthy that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which enforces […]

The Intern: delightful movie—risky employment practice

Well, the Golden Globes were Sunday night and all of Hollywood tuned it to celebrate the best of film and television. One movie that was noticeably absent from the nominations (at least in my opinion) was The Intern, a heartwarming film starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, that tells the story of a lovable retiree […]

Report: Fewer FLSA Cases Filed in 2011 than 2010

The number of Fair Labor Standards Act civil lawsuits filed in 2011 declined 7.2 percent, according to a recent report by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. In all, 6,335 FLSA cases were commenced in district courts nationwide during the 12-month period ended Sept. 30, 2011, down from 6,825 during the same period in […]